Preferred Name Change Available to Students
August 30, 2013
To build a welcoming and inclusive community, Columbia College Chicago now allows students to use preferred first names on campus.
Names are a central element of identity formation and expression, and
Columbia will now make it possible for students to easily use a
preferred first name on campus. After requesting a preferred name change, the name will apply to Loopmail, Moodle, class rosters, Campus Cards, and most sections of Oasis. The student's full legal name will remain on documents related to financial aid, academic records, and transcripts.
Columbia strives to be a welcoming environment that takes seriously the various identities of our students.